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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bill Gates: "I have no use for money"

Bill Gates gave up on Facebook because
he couldn’t keep up with the friend requests.
Mashable had no idea what the real
Bill Gates Facebook page looked like,
 so they made one up: 

Being rich, even on the cosmic scale attained by Bill Gates, is no guarantee of an enduring place in history.

Having already given away $28bn, Bill Gates intends to eradicate polio, with the same drive he brought to Microsoft. He speaks to Telegraph UK's Neil Tweedie.
"William Henry “Bill” Gates is a rich man. His estimated wealth, some 65  billion measured in US dollars, equals the annual GDP of Ecuador, and maybe a bit more than that of Croatia. 
By this rather crude criterion, the founder of Microsoft is worth two Kenyas, three Trinidads and a dozen or so Montenegros. Not bad for a university dropout. 
Gates is also mortal, although some of his admirers may find that hard to believe, and as they say, there are no pockets in shrouds. So he is now engaged in the process of ridding himself of all that money in the hope of extending the lives of others less fortunate than himself. 
“I’m certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes,” he says, redundantly. 
“Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organisation and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world.”"


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